I was on the phone with my therapist/coach, Anne Davin. (I don’t believe in going things alone.)
I was recounting a series of disappointments in our business, most of which could be traced to moving too fast and not having enough space.
The schedule got too packed and I forced myself to make decisions too quickly. I said yes to too many things. I forgot that what we’re going for is a dignified, old-growth forest and instead got distracted dallying amongst the saplings. I ignored the voice within that was whispering, “Are you sure?”
Essentially, I forgot to practice what I preach.
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“I want our business to feel like stretching out saltwater taffy,” I said to Anne.
I want a long runway.
I want space.
I want time to feel stretchy. Like taffy.
Yes, done is sometimes better than perfect. But right now, for me, I only want to do the things I can do with depth.
I only want to do the things that feel sacred.
I only want to put my attention on the things that matter the most.
In her infinite wisdom, Anne shared the following metaphor with me:
When a river gets deeper it gets slower and more powerful simultaneously. ~Anne Davin
I took a really long, deep breath.
I choose depth.
I choose slow.
I choose power.
When I rush, I am small. In slowing down I find strength.
OVER TO YOU:
Where do you find yourself rushing? What happens? Where and how in your life can you give yourself space to slow down? Let me know in the comments.
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